Driving Innovation
Graduates

Class 12: July – September 2021

  • Brad Alber, Principal Architect, Charter Communications
  • Brad Alber
    Principal Architect
    Charter Communications
  • Richard Bugbee, Director, Enterprise Network & Telecom, Charter Communications
  • Richard Bugbee
    Director, Enterprise Network & Telecom
    Charter Communications
  • Kyle Cummins, Manager Workforce Management, Cox Communications
  • Kyle Cummins
    Manager Workforce Management
    Cox Communications
  • Sarah Dauro, Senior Communications Strategist, The Primavera Group
  • Sarah Dauro
    Senior Communications Strategist
    The Primavera Group
  • Samantha McConnell, Senior Manager Digital Care Strategy, Cox Communications
  • Dave Moran
    Principal Engineer
    Charter Communications

Brad Alber

Brad Alber, Principal Architect, Charter Communications
Principal Architect
Charter Communications

Brad has over 15 years of experience in software development as developer, team lead, and architect and nearly four years’ experience working at Charter Communications.

As a liaison between development teams and product partners, Brad communicates challenges that could impact timelines, solutions ways to bring in timelines on the fly, keeping valuable features on time and budget.

Brad also acts as the architectural lead for a cross functional team of product and engineering. As a unit they have delivered business value in creating new revenue streams by enticing internet customers to add video packages and to upgrade video packages of existing video customers.

Brad received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Colorado State University.

Richard Bugbee

Richard Bugbee, Director, Enterprise Network & Telecom, Charter Communications
Director, Enterprise Network & Telecom
Charter Communications

As a Director for Charter Communications, Richard has worked in information technology for over 17 years. He has a passion for leading and helping users to be more productive and communicating in the simplest ways possible.

Richard has been designing collaboration technology for Charter and working to maintain a grasp on the ever-changing landscape of technology.

Richard is a member of the Air National guard currently and has over 19 years of service. Between Charter and the Air Force he has been exposed to a number of high- pressure situations that involved solving complex issues with speed and efficiency. From delivering real time battle damage footage to the pentagon, to ensuring the Boardroom is fully operational for the Quarterly shareholder meetings, it’s never a dull moment.

Jeffrey Chace

Jeffrey Chace, Director CPE Delivery & Engagement, Liberty Global
Director CPE Delivery & Engagement
Liberty Global

Jeffrey is a telecommunications professional with 20+ years of experience solving complex problems by creating predictable environments that catalyze repeatable results. Leader of multinational, multicultural teams based in the Netherlands.

Kyle Cummins

Kyle Cummins, Manager Workforce Management, Cox Communications
Manager
Workforce Management
Cox Communications

Kyle has been with Cox Communications for 10 years where he started as a Tier 1 Technical Support Representative. He was promoted to a Lead Line Position, and then into leadership over an advanced support team handling escalated technical issues. He led this team through changing support models and launching Digital Assist (Chat) to this group. In 2019, Kyle moved into the Workforce Management team. During his tenure as the Workforce Manager, he led the Mission Control team in Phoenix through changes in the support model for employees in call center roles.

Kyle is passionate about the future and how technology will improve how we do business responsibly. He believes in unleashing the potential of the people he leads and tapping in to hidden strengths of others.

In his spare time, Kyle spends his time spoiling his niece and nephew, spending time with family, volunteering (fostering puppies), hiking and exploring new places, travelling, playing video games, and playing Pokémon Go. #TeamMystic

Sarah Dauro

Sarah Dauro, Senior Communications Strategist, The Primavera Group
Senior Communications Strategist
The Primavera Group

Sarah Dauro is a Senior Communications Strategist with the Primavera Group, a boutique strategic marketing firm that combines solid strategy, disciplined execution, persuasive content, and market-proven consulting services.

With more than 15 years of integrated marketing communications experience across a wide range of clients and industries, Sarah brings expertise in developing innovative go to market strategies and managing products throughout their lifecycle. She’s valued for tenacity, resourcefulness, and the ability to develop comprehensive marketing campaigns that move the needle and deliver results.

Sarah has held numerous corporate brand management and marketing leadership roles at Arrow Electronics, Procter & Gamble, TaylorMade Golf, adidas, and Kyocera Communications.

Megha Khulbe

Megha Khulbe, Principal Architect, Charter Communications
Principal Architect
Charter Communications

Megha works at Charter as an IT Architect with over 13 years of experience in designing innovative business solutions for clients across the telecom and cable industry. She has been with Charter since 2017.

She is skilled in cloud computing, micro services, billing, OSS/BSS and video applications architecture and design over QAM and IP. Her expertise in communicating across organizational levels and with cross-functional teams drives a shared vision and fosters a culture of excellence.

Megha received a Bachelor of Technology, Electronics, and Communications from G.B. Pant University of Agri & Technology in Pantnagar, India, and an MBA, Telecom Systems and Finance from Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management in Pune, India.

Christopher Lord

Megha Khulbe, Principal Architect, Charter Communications
Director
Government Partnership Opportunities
Mediacom

Christopher Lord has been in the cable and broadband industry for 13 years, working in several different roles for Mediacom Communications.

Throughout his time with Mediacom, Chris has worked in front-line broadband technical support, supervised Mediacom’s technical social media presence, managed government relations for the company’s coastal region, and is currently serving as the Director of Government Opportunities for the company.

Samantha McConnell

Samantha McConnell, Senior Manager Digital Care Strategy, Cox Communications
Senior Manager
Digital Care Strategy
Cox Communications

Samantha McConnell is a Senior Manager of Digital Care Strategy with Cox Communications. In addition to a broad focus on digital assist and self-serve support, Samantha brings deep experience in conversational AI and rich messaging strategy. She also leads the content author team for Cox’s virtual assistant, Oliver.

Prior to her current role, Samantha held a number of positions at the juncture of strategy, technology and operations where she enabled companies’ evolution through strategic change.

Dave Moran

Samantha McConnell, Senior Manager Digital Care Strategy, Cox Communications
Principal Engineer
Charter Communications

Dave is a Principal Engineer in R&D for Emerging Technology & Innovation at Charter. He is an engineer, architect, maker who loves to design and build just about anything. He Loves to take things apart, and sometimes put them back together.

Dave has 20 years of experience across several industries, many of them in tech, computing, and networks, and at least 10 of those years in ISP/MSO/Cable.

Dave grew up around the Washington DC metro area, and relocated to Denver to work for Charter in 2017.

Dave spends his time outside work adventuring outdoors with his wife, son, and dog.

Justin Garbiso

Justin Garbiso, Director Software Development, Charter Communications
Director Software Development
Charter Communications

With a nearly 12-year tenure at Charter/Spectrum, Justin is currently the director of software development for Spectrum TV Everywhere and Spectrum Test Hub Automated Test Framework.

Justin lives in the greater Denver area.

NagaSateesh Mumgandi

NagaSateesh Mumgandi, Principal Architect, Charter Communications
Principal Architect
Charter Communications

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